I went into my JD dealer looking to buy a 950 to find they moved away from the 950A to this B,M, and R class crap. First let me tell you what I want 72" deck foot deck lift foot parking brake 31hp engine (old rating)/27hp new rating roller striping kit pretty simple eh? Get there to find no 950B,ok no prob. No 72" 950M...err ok so how about a 950R, great, but no foot deck lift, AND on the new mower no roller striper!!! Ill you this thing on every single lawn, even the postage stamp ones and the nice big roller acts as a great anti scalp wheel. Only the rubber strip striper. Also would have to pay for the confort and convienace package and the push button deck lift. Its nice, but cant be modulated, either all up or all down, not in between to use on unlevel terrian and hill crests ect like I could do with a foot lift. Found and option, 930M with a 950 carb. (same block) dealer is ok with that no warrenty issues, but then Im stuck with a freak hand brake, can order parts and covert it. Deal also has 2012 930A demo from last year with 250h for 8000 vs 11000 for the 950R or 9500 for the 930M (plus upgrades. The 930A can have a roller striper and the 950 carb can fit for extra hp, but its a democ, and a decent amount of hour to have been abused by a good number of people, and has sat outside for over a year now, though it will have a warrenty thoughts? im so fustrated and pissed. Why the fudge can I just effin order a damn mower with the feature I want like I have in the past with Hustler and Exmark. This isnt a freakin BMW or Merceds with all the various classes and crap. This isnt that hard, deck size, engine size, extra features that I want and dont want, assemble it and freaking ship it to me like everyone else does. Also, worth a mention the 900A mowers had the cross ported hydro system that JD now has desided not to offer on the B and M mowers, only the R....so they have essentually devolved unless you want a bunch of other crap to go with your mower. They also went from 12mph to 10mph for the B and M, 12 again for the R Sounds like sadly to get a mower I want I can either buy old, buy a class down and build up, or over pay and buy crap I dont want and will cause me problems. ARGH!!!!